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A Pictorial Essay of Photographic Evidence of Healthy and Cancer (Phase I) Cells, and RBCs After the Reich Biological Blood Tests

Editor’s Notes:

This pictorial essay is an important step in introducing the concept of cancer biopathy to contemporary medicine.

The following paragraph written by Dr. Wilhelm Reich in the book "Cancer Biopathy" reflects the significance of this article written by Armando Vecchietti.

"The examination of the blood is therefore particularly useful for the early detection of cancer. In fact, I would like to venture assumption that the blood is the first system to be affected by systemic contraction and subsequent shrinking of the organism. Blood is, after all the "sap of life" which binds all the organs into one whole and provides them with nourishment. Blood therefore plays a major role in orgone therapy for cancer. For that reason, the orgonothic function of the blood must be fully understood."  Reich W. Cancer Biopathy (page 235).



The paper reports a collection of photographs regarding the behaviour of healthy and phase I cancer process (Ca I, Ca II, and Ca III) cells. Figures describing the behaviour of energetically-charged or weak RBCs (Red Blood Cells), when made to disintegrate in saline, and then subjected to autoclavation are also reported. The compendium fills a gap within orgonomic medicine, and might be considered as an important reference for further studies in the evaluation of healthy and cancer conditions of the human organism.


When I began to study orgonomy in the mid-1970s and specifically the Reich blood test for the very early diagnosis of cancer I soon realised that an exhaustive amount of photographic material to be considered as reference was not available.

Images of the cancer cells and of the RBCs as described by Reich practically did not exist, and only a few drawings and some black and white pictures were available.1

After Reich’s death very few articles were published reporting high-quality images of the cancer cell’s formation and process, and very little regarding those cells characterising the first phase (phase 1) of the cancer process (Ca I, Ca II, and Ca III cells), and about the results of the Reich biological blood tests.2

Therefore, being that the amount of published material was far from exhaustive, I could not compare what I saw at the microscope with other material because of its low quality or even the lack of it altogether. Many years were needed before much light was shed on the interpretation of several images I had personally produced.

The following collection of photographs has the purpose to fill this gap and to offer images the reader can use as reference in future work thus making easier ongoing study and research. The photographs show images of disintegration of urinary tract cells and RBCs. The various form and shapes they assume is of course a function of their orgonotic or energetic charge. Both groups of cells had been taken from samples from human beings of both sex and of different ages. All the biological samples had been observed at the optic microscope and photographed in-vivo with a magnification ranging between 800x and 1000x.3 All images had been developed in-house and belong to the archives I built in more than 40 years of research.

As to the images regarding the Ca I, Ca II, and Ca III cells, the photographed material comes from centrifuged urinary sediments only as I consider this the easiest to obtain and observe amongst the various other sources available, such as the patient’s sputum.

As to Ca IV (mature) and Ca V (putrid decomposition) cells belonging to phase 2 of the cancer process, no images have been reported in this present collection since they are well-known from official oncology and a large selection is available in the mainstream scientific literature. The reader can refer to that for reference.

Images regarding the blood are instead of RBCs only. For them the distinction is simpler because we can observe only two different behaviours:

  1. The B-reaction, an expression of the good energetic charge of the RBC, characterised by the presence of large bluish bions embedded in the stroma of the cell like pearls in a ring.4
  2. The T-reaction, an expression of a low energetic charge of the RBC, characterised by a contracted and thorny (or T-spikes) cell.5

As far as the pictures taken at the autoclavation test is concerned they refer only to the macroscopic aspect of the autoclaved blood samples, and how they appear at the end of the autoclavation test in keeping with their energetic charge.

The present collection of images starts with a brief overview of healthy cells. This compendium might be useful to scholars to realise what might be the standard aspect of energetically-charged cells so as to have a baseline when pathological variations, such as those occurring in the Ca I, Ca II, and Ca III steps, appear over time. A comprehensive compendium of the latter is reported thereafter. Finally, a brief presentation of some examples of RBCs from the Reich blood test and of blood samples after the autoclavation test, is also reported. 

Healthy Cells

Figures 1 through 4 in this section show healthy or energetically-charged cells. The images were taken by a 800x-1000x microscope. Only a membrane that contains a substance called cytoplasm in which the cell nucleus floats can be clearly observed.

Figure 1 – Healthy or energetically-charged cell
Figure 2 – Healthy or energetically-charged cells
Figure 3 – Healthy or energetically-charged cells
Figure 4 – Healthy or energetically-charged cells

Ca I cells

The Ca I cells are those that show bionous disintegration. Reich explained how the bionous disintegration is directly activated by the action of the T-bacilli on the weakest cells of the tissues.6 In the previous section of healthy cells of a human organism, observed in-vivo at the optic microscope, it could be seen to show a clear cytoplasm. The Ca I cells instead appear granulated because of the presence of vesicles (bions) and/or tiny T-bacilli.

In this first step the affected cells generally tend to get rounder because of contraction. In the epithelial cells this contraction can be clearly seen in the corners of the cell that become more and more rounded making the cell gradually lose its pentagonal shape.

When the Ca I cells follow also a T-reaction (thorny) of the RBC, a diagnosis of Ca I step of the cancer process might be done.

This is the first step of the cancer process and the organism starts to move forward along a cancer pathology. This first step, as well as the successive steps Ca II and Ca III are still unknown to classic oncology. It does not understand their meanings being not able to interpret the above-mentioned behaviours.

Following Figures 5 through 22 show examples of Ca I cells. Figure 17 shows an example of a set of healthy cells and cells that are about to disintegrate.

Figure 5 – Ca I cells
Figure 6 – Ca I cell
Figure 7 – Ca I cell
Figure 8 – Ca I cells
Figure 9 – Ca I cell
Figure 10 – Ca I cells
Figure 11 – Ca I cell
Figure 12 – Ca I cell
Figure 13 – Ca I cells
Figure 14 – Ca I cells
Figure 15 – Ca I cells
Figure 16 – Ca I cells
Figure 17 – Healthy and Ca I cells
Figure 18 – Ca I cells
Figure 19 – Ca I cell
Figure 20 – Ca I cells
Figure 21 – Ca I cell
Figure 22 – Ca I cell

Ca II cells

In this second step of the phase 1 process bions (or vesicles) start to aggregate and the energy concentrates itself in the bionous clusters both inside and outside the cells. These bionous clusters reorganise themselves by producing a cellular membrane that wraps them and evolves into structures that sometimes develop at the expense of the old cell.

Both inside and outside the affected cells the presence of new varyingly defined tapered or ovoid shapes can be observed. In some cases the remaining part of the affected cell breaks up into small fragments, small vesicles or T-bacilli. The arrows in some of the following images show the formation of new structures that are the result of the previous fusion of bions clusters. The whole is a Ca II cell.

In this step again, classic oncology does not recognise the presence of cancer cells, and hence to it no cancer pathology is attached.

Following Figures 23 through 57 show examples of Ca II cells.

Figure 23 – Ca II cells
Figure 24 – Ca II cell
Figure 25 – Ca II cells
Figure 26 – Ca II cells
Figure 27 – Ca II cell
Figure 28 – Ca II cell
Figure 29 – Ca II cell
Figure 30 – Ca II cell
Figure 31 – Ca II cells
Figure 32 – Ca II cells
Figure 33 – Ca II cells
Figure 34 – Ca II cell
Figure 35 – Ca II cell
Figure 36 – Ca II cells
Figure 37 – Ca II cell
Figure 38 – Ca II cells
Figure 39 – Ca II cells
Figure 40 – Ca II cells
Figure 41 – Ca II cells
Figure 42 – Ca II cells
Figure 43 – Ca II cells
Figure 44 – Ca II cell
Figure 45 – Ca II cells
Figure 46 – Ca II cell
Figure 47 – Ca II cells
Figure 48 – Ca II cells
Figure 49 – Ca II cells
Figure 50 – Ca II cell
Figure 51 – Ca II cell
Figure 52 – Ca II cell
Figure 53 – Ca II cells
Figure 54 – Ca II cells
Figure 55 – Ca II cell
Figure 56 – Ca II cells
Figure 57 – Ca II cells

Ca III cells

Once the Ca II cells have been formed they continue to evolve and, in their progressive development they rearrange and give rise to the Ca III cells. The Ca III cells are the last step of the evolutionary stage of the clusters (phase 1). They are called also club-shaped or caudate cells and are the prelude to the tumour mass (phase 2 of the cancer process). They are cells completely new and foreign to the organism in that they do not belong to any human tissue.

Following figures 58 through 120 show examples of Ca III cells.

Figure 58 – Ca III cell
Figure 59 – Ca III cell
Figure 60 – Ca III cell
Figure 61 – Ca III cells
Figure 62 – Ca III cell
Figure 63 – Ca III cell
Figure 64 – Ca III cell
Figure 65 – Ca III cells
Figure 66 – Ca III cell
Figure 67 – Ca III cells
Figure 68 – Ca III cell
Figure 69 – Ca III cell
Figure 70 – Ca III cell
Figure 71 – Ca III cell
Figure 72 – Ca III cell
Figure 73 – Ca III cell
Figure 74 – Ca III cell
Figure 75 – Ca III cells
Figure 76 – Ca III cell
Figure 77 – Ca III cell
Figure 78 – Ca III cells
Figure 79 – Ca III cell
Figure 80 – Ca III cells
Figure 81 – Ca III cell
Figure 82 – Ca III cell
Figure 83 – Ca III cell
Figure 84 – Ca III cell
Figure 85 – Ca III cells
Figure 86 – Ca III cell
Figure 87 – Ca III cell
Figure 88 – Ca III cell
Figure 89 – Ca III cell
Figure 90 – Ca III cell
Figure 91 – Ca III cell
Figure 92 – Ca III cell
Figure 93 – Ca III cell
Figure 94 – Ca III cell
Figure 95 – Ca III cells
Figure 96 – Ca III cells
Figure 97 – Ca III cell
Figure 98 – Ca III cell
Figure 99 – Ca III cell
Figure 100 – Ca III cell
Figure 101 – Ca III cell
Figure 102 – Ca III cell
Figure 103 – Ca III cell
Figure 104 – Ca III cell
Figure 105 – Ca III cell
Figure 106 – Ca III cell
Figure 107 – Ca III cell
Figure 108 – Ca III cell
Figure 109 – Ca III cells
Figure 110 – Ca III cell
Figure 111 – Ca III cells
Figure 112 – Ca II (above) and Ca III (below) cells
Figure 113 – Ca III cell
Figure 114 – Ca III cells
Figure 115 – Ca III cell
Figure 116 – Ca III cells
Figure 117 – Ca III cells
Figure 118 – Ca III cell
Figure 119 – Ca III cell
Figure 120 – Ca III cell

The Reich Blood Test

The test is a method for determining the status of a patient’s health, and the onset and progress of a cancerous process at work within the organism. It focuses on the different response of the RBCs when made to disintegrate in physiological salt solution. The cells show two different reactions according to the orgonotic charge they possess. In case the RBC presents a strong orgonotic charge, it is taut and shows a strong and well delineated membrane, the stroma is filled by bluish vesicles that look like pearls set in a ring. Conversely, if the RBC possesses a low orgonotic charge, the cell is energetically weak and the volume of the stroma gets smaller, somewhat shrunken, and has a thorny appearance like the hedgehog of a chestnut, or a medieval spherical flail covered in spikes. Reich called this latter configuration a T-spikes cell.

The overall evaluation of the energetic charge of the RBCs in a blood sample depends on how many of them are energetically strong (vesicles set like pearls in a ring) and how many are energetically weak (thorny appearance). As a consequence, the overall orgonotic charge may vary between the two above extremes with all the possible combinations in between.

Figures 121 through 124 show examples of a B-reaction of the blood (energetically strong RBCs); while in figures 125 through 127 examples of blood samples characterized by a T-reaction (energetically weak RBCs) are seen.

Figure 121 – B-reaction of the blood
Figure 122 – B-reaction of the blood
Figure 123 – B-reaction of the blood
Figure 124 – B-reaction of the blood
Figure 125 – T-reaction of the blood
Figure 126 – T-reaction of the blood
Figure 127 – T-reaction of the blood

The autoclavation test

The autoclavation test is a cohesion-type test based on an assumption that healthy RBCs withstand the autoclavation better than cells with a low orgonotic charge. Energetically-charged blood after the autoclave appears as a compact agglomeration surrounded by a clear supernatant liquid. An energetically weak blood shows a turbid fluid in which a various degree of fraying can be observed. In the worst cases the appearance of the fluid might reach that of a greenish murky mush. As observed for the blood test, the result obtained by the autoclavation test is never characterised by a single condition. Rather, many intermediate forms between the two extremes can be found. A correct evaluation might be done only by a well-trained and expert orgonomist.

Figures 128 through 130 show examples of energetically-charged bloods where a dense clumping can be seen, while picture in figure 131 reports two vials showing how it appears an energetically-weak blood after the autoclavation test.

Figure 128 – Energetically-charged blood
Figure 129 – Energetically-charged blood
Figure 130 – Energetically-charged blood
Figure 131 – Energetically-weak bloods


The author wishes to thank Roberto Maglione and Leon Southgate for their suggestions in writing the paper.


1 The only available material graphically or pictorially describing the cancer cell formation Reich made public was contained in the book The Cancer Biopathy. Volume II of the Discovery of the Orgone, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1973; and in the following articles: 1) The Natural Organization of Protozoa from Orgone Energy Vesicles (Bions), International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone-Research, Vol 1, N° 3, Orgone Institute Press, New York, November 1942; 2) Experimental Orgone Therapy of the Cancer Biopathy (1937-1943), International Journal of Sex-Economy and Orgone-Research, Vol 2, Orgone Institute Press, New York, 1943; 3) “Cancer Cells” in Experiment XX, Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol 3, N° 1, Orgone Institute Press, Orgonon, January 1951; and 4) Orgonomic Diagnosis of Cancer Biopathy, Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol IV, N° 2, Orgone Institute Press, Orgonon, April 1952 (paper compiled by Raphael CM and MacDonald HE based on a course on cancer given by Reich at Orgonon in July and August 1950). As to the biological blood tests that included the Reich blood test, originally called by Reich T-blood test, and the autoclavation test, called by Reich also biological resistance test, information could be found scattered in the above papers even though drawing and pictorial material was rarely reported. It can be found especially in 4).

2 Lassek H, Gierlinger M, Blutdiagnostik und Bion-Forschung Nach Wilhelm Reich. Teil 1, Emotion, Berlin, May 1984; Cantwell AR, Blasband R, Bionous Tissue Disintegration in Three Patients with AIDS, Journal of Orgonomy, Vol 22, N° 2, November 1988; Cantwell AR, Bionous Disintegration in Degenerative Disease, Journal of Orgonomy, Vol 25, N° 2, November 1991; DeMeo J, The Biophysical Discoveries of Wilhelm Reich, Pulse of the Planet #4, Natural Energy Works, Ashland, 1993; Blasband RA, Transformationen in Mikrobiologischen Organismen, in DeMeo J, Senf B (Ed) Nach Reich. Neue Forschungen zur Orgonomie, Zweitausendeins, Frankfurt, 1997; DeMeo J, Bion-Biogenesis Research and Seminars at OBRL: Progress Report, Pulse of the Planet #5, Natural Energy Works, Ashland, 2002; and Reich W, Bion Experiments on the Cancer Problem, Abstract of a Lecture Given to the Norwegian Society of Medical Students in Oslo, June 1938, Orgonomic Functionalism, Volume 7, Spring 2019, Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust, Rangeley, Usa. As to the biological blood tests drawing and pictorial material can be found in Bradbury P, Blue Armour and the Reich Blood Tests, Energy and Character, Vol 4, N° 3, September 1973; Baker CF, Dew RA, Ganz M, Lance L, The Reich Blood Test, Journal of Orgonomy, Vol 15, N° 2, November 1981; Lassek H, Gierlinger M, Blutdiagnostik und Bion-Forschung Nach Wilhelm Reich. Teil 1, Emotion, Berlin, May 1984; Lappert PW, Primary Bions Through Superimposition at Elevated Temperature and Pressure, Journal of Orgonomy, Vol 19, N° 1, May 1985; Bauer I, Erythrocyte Sedimentation: A New Parameter for the Measurement of Energetic Vitality, Annals of the Institute for the Orgonomic Science, Vol 4, September 1987; Opfermann-Fuckert D, Berichte Uber Behandlungen Mit Orgonenergie, Emotion, Berlin, Vol 8, 1987; Opfermann-Fuckert D, Reports on Treatments with Orgone Energy, Annals of the Institute for the Orgonomic Science, Vol 6, September 1989; Baker CR, Burlingame PS, The Reich Blood Test, Annals of the Institute for the Orgonomic Science, Vol 6, September 1989; Blasband RA, Cappella R, Crist PA, Dunlap S, Foglia A, Konia C, Reich E, Schleining J, Radiation Victims and the Reich Blood Test, Journal of Orgonomy, Vol 24, N° 1, May 1990; Frigola C, Castro P, The Reich Blood Test and Autoflorescence, Journal of Orgonomy, Vol 25, N° 2, November 1991; DeMeo J, The Biophysical Discoveries of Wilhelm Reich, Pulse of the Planet #4, Natural Energy Works, Ashland, Usa, 1993; Blasband RA, Transformationen in Mikrobiologischen Organismen, in DeMeo J, Senf B (Ed) Nach Reich. Neue Forschungen zur Orgonomie, Zweitausendeins, Frankfurt, 1997; and DeMeo J, Bion-Biogenesis Research and Seminars at OBRL: Progress Report, Pulse of the Planet #5, Natural Energy Works, Ashland, Usa, 2002.

3 An optic microscope with an incorporated camera or video camera was used. In-vivo microscope examinations of the biological samples were performed by an Optika binocular optical microscope with 10x-20x-40x-100x objectives, and 15x eyepiece. A Panasonic NV-GS50 digital video camera, equipped with timer, was used in the recording of the microscope examinations.

4 The bions are primordial life forms-transitional structures between inorganic, non-motile forms and living, moving creatures capable of being cultured. They are preliminary stages of life and not completely forms of life. They can form from whatever substance be it human or animal tissue, earth, coal, moss, etc. (see Reich W, The Bion Experiments on the Origin of Life, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1978).

5 The T-reaction is named by Reich after ‘Tod’ the German for death.

6 Reich W, Orgonomic Diagnosis of Cancer Biopathy, Orgone Energy Bulletin, Vol IV, N° 2, Orgone Institute Press, Orgonon, April 1952 (paper compiled by Raphael CM and MacDonald HE based on a course on cancer given by Reich at Orgonon in July and August 1950).

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